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Actress, Former singer, Former dancer

Rita Dolores Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, and was the second...Wikipedia

Age: 83
Born: 11th December, 1931, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Height: 5' 2½" (159 cm)
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Claim to Fame: The King and I, West Side Story

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Of the nine people who won all four major entertainment awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy), Moreno won all four awards in the shortest amount of time within a 16 year time frame. Winning the Oscar in 1962, Grammy in 1972, Tony in 1975 and her first of two Emmys in 1977. Composer Richard Rodgers is second, winning his four awards within a 17 year time frame.

 

When filming her final scene in West Side Story (1961) in which her character "Anita" is harassed and nearly raped by New York street gang members "the Jets", she was reduced to tears, as it brought flashbacks of similar real life childhood experiences. When she broke down, the other actors nobly stopped and comforted her, helping her to get through the scene, pointing out that the audience was going to hate the gang members for what they were doing, as "Anita" was well meaning in what she was doing, and the sequence set up a critical plot element.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (2014)

You can't learn to dance...without stepping on a few toes.

A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.

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The reason there weren`t any, I am surmising, is that a lot of Latin kids, Latino kids, in those days didn`t have the money to take those kind of classes.

 

Apparently, I think it`s Columbia Records has Betty Wand`s name on all of the stuff that I did, too, and that`s made me very, very unhappy.

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peacefulleaves - An absolutely beautiful woman in all aspects (1 year ago)
leslieschram - so many covers she really made a legacy (1 year ago)
Emily Breen - Are you and George Chakiris married (5 years ago)
joneymi perez - HOLA SRA. RITA MORENO... ES UNA DICHA DE VERDAD DE PODER UNQUESEA A TRAVEZ DE LA INTERNET PODER DECIRL DE TODO CORAZON QUE LA ADMIRO POR SU TRIUNFO POR SUS PELICULAS Y SUS BROAD WAY.... A LA VERDA QUE COMO BORICUA QUE SOY TAMBIEN ME SIENTO MUY DICHOSA Y ORGULLOSA DE SABER QUE ALGUIEN COMO USTED REPRESENTE A TODOS LOS LATINOS QUE BIEN LOS REPRESENTA....LE DESEO MUCHA MAS SALUD PARA QUE ASI PUEDA SEGUIR CON SUS METAS Y SUS LOGROS P.R. Y USA..LES ESTAN BIEN AGRADECIDOS POR SUS LOGROS... SE LE QUIERE MUCHO DE TODO CORAZON..... (7 years ago)
BalletdesOmbres - Rita Moreno was amazing as Anita in WSS. (7 years ago)

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